Everything you need to understand or teach Washington's Crossing by David Hackett Fischer.
Washington's Crossing is a story of a young nation forging its way toward independence. It is a story of freedom, liberty, discipline, leadership, and perseverance. George Washington comes across as a true war hero and leader. Through the bleakest days of the Revolution, Washington continued to rally his men and lead them to much-needed victories without which their cause would have failed. As Washington plots and plans his army's journey to victory, the foundation is laid for the future United States of America.
The story begins at a low point in the Revolution. Although the Americans won some battles, they were only a prelude to what was to come. Some of the most crushing defeats occurred at this point. Working off of misguided intelligence, the American army marched into defeat after defeat in New York. Time and again, they managed to escape and regroup to attack another day...
Washington's Crossing Lesson Plans contain 172 pages of teaching material, including: